Man arrested after alleged Morningside shooting

A 30-year-old Atlanta man was in custody Wednesday night, hours after he allegedly fired shots into the back of a home in the Morningside area.

Michael Christopher Lloyd, who was identified as a person of interest Wednesday afternoon, was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault, according to Sgt. Curtis Davenport with Atlanta police. Lloyd was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for evaluation, Davenport said. Officers searched Lloyd's home Wednesday night.

The incident began at about 12:50 p.m. Wednesday with the report of an explosive being thrown into a Greenland Drive home. A bomb squad determined there was no explosive, but multiple shots appear to have been fired into the rear of the home with a high-powered rifle, Davenport said.

A man in the home at the time was not injured. He told police he was involved in a feud with another man who lives nearby on Kings Court. The feud had apparently continued on Facebook, Davenport said.

Witnesses observed a white man in his 30s wearing camouflage leaving the area, and officers began searching for him, police said.

Lloyd was detained a few hours later in his vehicle, Davenport said. A witness told an AJC reporter that the man was pulled over by police and arrested without incident near the intersection of Amsterdam and North Highland.

Morningside and Springdale elementary schools and Grady High School in Atlanta were temporarily on lockdown Wednesday afternoon, and several streets in the area were blocked during the search.

--Staff photographer Curtis Compton and reporter Rhonda Cook contributed to this article.